(NY Times photo)
It's time for Democratic leaders to stop wringing their hands and escort Creepy Joe™ Lieberman across the aisle so he can be reunited with his Republican soul.
Time Magazine, in reporting on the "Lieberman problem," suggests that Obama's push for American unification, and his urging to ignore party politics, means that Lieberman ought to maintain his chairmanships and Democratic seniority.
No one would ever suggest that Obama invite John McCain, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell in his cabinet. How could anyone suggest that after Lieberman's performance as a Republican henchman, that he should be returned to his positions of Democratic power in the Senate.
And Lieberman's whine that he ought to be able to keep those posts are like a man convicted of repeated DWI's who whines about his right to continue driving.
As I suggested in an earlier post, Lieberman has failed the principles of his former party affiliation, but worse, he's failed the people of Connecticut he was elected to represent, and because of that he should immediately resign his Senate post. Of course that would leave the appointment of his successor to Governor Jodi Rell, and I'm not sure I'm ready for Lisa Moody as my senator.